INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Communications & Administration Assistant

Communications & Administration Assistant – INTERNSHIP

Euro-Toques Ireland

Would you – or someone you know – like the opportunity to gain work experience in an organisation which boasts some of Ireland’s most dedicated and top chefs as its members? Are you interested in the work of defending our culinary heritage, promoting local food sourcing and passing on culinary skills?

Every year Euro-Toques Ireland arranges a host of events of interest to chefs and professional cooks throughout Ireland. These includes regional lunches and producer visits, food workshops and demonstrations, and participation in major industry exhibitions as well as the annual Euro-Toques Food Awards and the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition.

This is your opportunity to be at the centre of all this activity; to gain a knowledge and a network of contacts in Ireland’s food and restaurant industry and vast practical experience across a range of skill sets.

Description

Focused on Communications and Administrative activities for a small, non-profit organisation in the food/hospitality sector. The intern will assist in Communications, Membership, PR, Marketing & Digital activities, and event organising. The intern will gain practical experience in Event Management, Social media, and internal and external Communications. They will be very actively involved in the day to day running of the organisation, and will get an insight into all of the activities, with the opportunity to attend meetings and offer their input. The intern will receive formal/informal training in the following: PR & media relations, Social media/Digital marketing. On completion the intern will have attained skills in Communications & Public relations and Membership & Organisational administration in a membership based industry group, as well as knowledge of the Irish agrifood sector and restaurant industry. As a small organisation the work will be varied and challenging and will incorporate general administrative activities.

Skills Requirements

The intern should be organised, motivated and self-disciplined and able to work on their own initiative.

The person will be expected to be capable of working independently and to take on projects and tasks and bring them to completion, under the guidance of the Secretary-General.

Excellent computer and administrative skills are required and good working knowledge of digital media & web is an advantage.

An interest in food/farming is a distinct advantage.

The position may someone who wishes to pursue a career in

  • Communications/Public relations
  • NGO/Non-profit sector administration/management
  • Food/Hospitality industry

Education Requirements:

Third Level – A Qualification or Experience in one or more of the following areas is an advantage:

  • Communications
  • Public relations
  • Event Management
  • Marketing
  • Administration/Secretarial
  • Food & Farming

Knowledge or demonstrated interest in any of the following areas is desirable:

  • food
  • culinary
  • farming
  • education
  • non-profit sector

Please Note:

  • This is an Internship.
  • For those qualifying for JobBridge – An allowance of €50 per week will be paid in addition to your current Social Welfare payment. See JobBridge for eligibility criteria.
  • Non-JobBridge candidates interested in doing an unpaid internship with Euro-Toques may also apply.
  • Required internship term is 9 months.
  • Flexibility in working arrangements and role may be considered for suitably qualified candidates. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply by EMAIL to Ruth Hegarty, Secretary-General

ruth@euro-toques.ie

Please include a Cover letter outlining your interest in the role and your CV by Wednesday 18th of July

Email applications only please.

IRELAND GETS A NEW FOOD HERO AS EURO-TOQUES YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013 WINNER IS ANNOUNCED

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21 year old Mark Moriarty from The Greenhouse Restaurant is Awarded Prestigious Culinary Award

Mark Moriarty was today awarded the prestigious title of Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 at an exclusive event titled “Carnival of Memories” at the Garage Café in Google’s EMEA Headquarters, Dublin 2. Elena Arzak, World’s Best Female Chef 2012 and joint head chef at three Michelin star restaurant Arzak, was on hand to award Mark the distinguished title which includes a stage at ALMA, the International School of Italian cuisine in Colorno Italy, headed by world renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi, amongst other exciting opportunities. Mark was one of five finalists who battled it out over the past three months to win this esteemed title.

Mark Moriarty (21) is from Blackrock Co Dublin and works as a Chef de Partie in The Greenhouse Restaurant. Mark was a runner up in the final of Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year in 2012.

The other four finalists were:

  • Kevin Burke (aged 24 from Castleknock, Dublin 15) Chef de Partie, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Merrion Hotel
  • Paula Leavy (aged 26 from Dromcondra Dublin 9) Chef de Partie from Locks Brasserie
  • Brian O’Flaherty (aged 24 Barntown in Co Wexford) Commis Chef in Restaurant Forty One
  • Grainne O’Keefe (aged 22 from Blanchardstown, Dublin 15) Junior Sous Chef in Pichet

Speaking at the final Mark Moriarty said, “To make this final stage with the other four finalists was an honour in itself and right now it’s still sinking in that I have just been awarded the title of Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2013. I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the competition and would definitely say that is has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career to date not to mention the most challenging! To get the chance to work and learn from Ireland’s top chefs has been invaluable and 2014 is now set to be a memorable year with my stage in ALMA under the guidance of the great Gualtiero Marchesi.”

Now in its 23rd year, the theme of this year’s competition was Food Memories. The competition, in association with Failte Ireland, looks to find a young food ambassador for Ireland who can contribute to developing an identity for Irish cooking and promote Ireland’s culinary reputation at home and abroad.

The judging panel included Elena Arzak, voted best female chef in the world 2012 and joint head chef at three Michelin star restaurant Arzak, Michelin-starred Ross Lewis of Chapter One, Euro-Toques President Wade Murphy, Marc Amand, MD of La Rousse Foods and Lorcan Cribbin of Unicorn. The panel was chaired by Neil McFadden.

A special event celebrating Irish cooking took place on Sunday evening at Google Dublin

to mark the 2013 Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year and announce the winner. Guests were treated to a champagne reception and a 5-course meal prepared by the finalists and their restaurants based on the theme Food Memories.

Commenting at the final, Wade Murphy, President of Euro-toques Ireland said, “This year’s Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year competition focused on Food Memories and we really wanted to see the finalists talents when it came to the interpretation of their own food memories from their childhood. Ireland in its own right is becoming a well-known culinary destination and we wanted to select finalists that can develop and add to this culinary revolution. The passion, talent and determination we have seen over the past few months has been astounding and these five finalists are set for great things in the coming years.  All five finalists brought something different to the table but in the end Mark’s hard work and unique talent shone through and we were delighted to announce Mark as the overall winner of Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013.”

For more information on the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year please visit www.youngchef.ie

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Grace O’Reilly / Frankie B. Francis

Insight Consultants

086 1968831 (GOR) / 087 7725661 (FBF)

grace@insightconsultants.ie / Frankie@insightconsultants.ie

Notes to Editor:

To keep up to date with Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year:

FB: Euro-toques Ireland

Twitter: @eurotoquesirl @youngchef2013

Watch the promo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FufY7dkf2PA

Watch Young Chef 2012 winner Ciaran Elliott’s journey here:

http://www.euro-toques.ie/youngchef/2012-winner.php

About Euro-toques:

Euro-toques, the European Community of Chefs, was established in Brussels in 1986 by a group of top chefs in Europe. Their purpose was to form a network of chefs committed to quality local food sourcing and to be a voice for the industry to protect Europe’s traditional foods and culinary heritage.

Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House was one of the founding members and went on to found Euro-toques Ireland the same year. Euro-toques Ireland lobbies on a variety of food policy issues and is heavily involved in education, focusing on food education for children and skills training for chefs, in addition to organizing food-related events and activities for both industry and the public.

Well-known Euro-toques Ireland members include Paul Flynn, Martin Shanahan, Darina Allen, Rachel Allen, Kevin Thornton, Ross Lewis and Derry Clarke.

www.euro-toques.ie

IRELAND ONE STEP CLOSER TO DISCOVERING THE WINNER OF EURO-TOQUES YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013

FIVE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN EURO-TOQUES YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013

FIVE FINALISTS BATTLE IT OUT FOR THE TITLE OF  EURO-TOQUES YOUNG

Euro-toques have announced their five finalists in Ireland’s most distinguished culinary competition making Ireland one step closer to discovering the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year winner 2013.

Chosen by a panel of well-known chef’s and judges, the five finalists in the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 competition are:

  • ·         Mark Moriarty (aged 21) Chef de Partie, The Greenhouse Restaurant
  • ·         Kevin Burke (aged 24) Chef de Partie, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Merrion Hotel
  • ·         Paula Leavy (aged 26) Chef de Partie from Locks Brasserie
  • ·         Brian O’Flaherty (aged 24) Commis Chef in Restaurant Forty One, Residence Members Club
  • ·         Grainne O’Keefe (aged 22) Junior Sous Chef in Pichet

Euro-Toques are looking for three simple winning ingredients when it comes to selecting the finalist for Young Chef of the Year – talent, enthusiasm and a passion for Irish food and heritage. Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 is in association with Fáilte Ireland is looking to identify young talents who have the potential to represent and define the Irish culinary scene, drawing from our land, traditions and culinary heritage.

The theme for the 2013 competition is ‘Food Memories: Your Interpretation?’ and it will be carried right through to the final event on November 24th; where the young chefs will use the past as an inspiration for the future, in order to create contemporary dishes that reflect re-imaginings of flavours, ingredients and presentation.

Wade Murphy, President Euro-Toques Ireland and Chef/Proprietor 1826 Adare said:

“These young chefs have been chosen for their astounding contributions to the culinary trade in Ireland. At the cutting edge of food innovation, their passion, talent, skill and ability to learn made them standout entries. It is fantastic that Euro-toques is in a position to reward such achievements and nurture growing talent. Throughout the competition, these young chefs have showed that innovation and creativity is still very much alive in the culinary world and re-confirming their well deserved place in the final five of this year’s Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year award!”

The final of the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year will take place on Sunday 24 November and the winner will be revealed at an exclusive event that evening.

Judges for the final will include Elena Arzak, Best female Chef in the World in 2012 and joint head chef of three Michelin stared restaurant Arzak alongside her father Juan Mari Arzak.

The Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 will win a stage at ALMA, the International School of Italian cuisine in Colorno Italy, headed by world renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi, amongst other exciting opportunities.

ENDS

FIVE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN EURO-TOQUES YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013

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IRELAND ONE STEP CLOSER TO DISCOVERING THE WINNER OF EURO-TOQUES YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013

 FIVE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED IN EURO-TOQUES YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR 2013

Euro-toques have announced their five finalists in Ireland’s most distinguished culinary competition making Ireland one step closer to discovering the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year winner 2013.

Chosen by a panel of well-known chef’s and judges, the five finalists in the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 competition are:

Mark Moriarty – The Greenhouse
Kevin Burke – Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud
Paula Leavy – Locks Brasserie
Brian O’Flaherty – Restaurant Forty One
Grainne O’Keefe – Pichet

At a special pop-up event, to be held on Monday 4th November in Cooks Academy, a leading Irish cookery school on South William Street Dublin, the finalists will showcase their talents for the judges, well-known chefs and invited guests. Your memory on a plate in a Gastro Pub Style is the theme of the day and each chef will cook using his or her chosen main ingredient from a local producer, farmer or fisherman. Using this main ingredient, that reminds them of a food memory, they will whip up scrumptious Gastro Pub Food for guests to enjoy!

There will be a limited number of spaces available to the public to attend this special event on Monday 4th November, which will be given away to the public via Twitter between now and Thursday 30th October. Follow @youngchef2013 and tweet your favourite food memory, including hashtag #irishfoodmemories for your chance to win this money-can’t-buy place. Winners will get a tweet back to confirm that they have won on Saturday 2nd November.

Wade Murphy, President Euro-Toques Ireland and Chef/Proprietor 1826 Adare said:

“Monday 4th November will be a very special day in our Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year competition. These young chefs have been chosen for their astounding contributions to the culinary trade in Ireland. At the cutting edge of food innovation, their passion, talent, skill and ability to learn made them standout entries. It is fantastic that Euro-toques is in a position to reward such achievements and nurture growing talent. Throughout the competition, these young chefs have showed that innovation and creativity is still very much alive in the culinary world and re-confirming their well deserved place in the final five of this year’s Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year award!”

In association with Failte Ireland, the competition aims to search for Ireland’s young food heroes that can contribute to developing Irish cooking and promoting it at home and abroad.

The final of the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year will take place on Sunday 24 November and the winner will be revealed at an exclusive event that evening.

Judges for the final will include Elena Arzak, Best female Chef in the World in 2012 and joint head chef of three Michelin stared restaurant Arzak alongside her father Juan Mari Arzak.

The Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 will win a stage at ALMA, the International School of Italian cuisine in Colorno Italy, headed by world renowned chef Gualtiero Marchesi, amongst other exciting opportunities.

 

ENDS

 

For further information please contact:

Grace O’Reilly / Frankie B. Francis

Insight Consultants

086 1968831 (GOR) / 087 7725661 (FBF)

grace@insightconsultants.ie / Frankie@insightconsultants.ie

 

Notes to Editor:

To keep up to date with Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year:

FB: Euro-toques Ireland

Twitter: @eurotoquesirl @youngchef2013

 

Watch the promo video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FufY7dkf2PA

Watch Young Chef 2012 winner Ciaran Elliott’s journey here:

http://www.euro-toques.ie/youngchef/2012-winner.php

 

About Euro-toques:

Euro-toques, the European Community of Chefs, was established in Brussels in 1986 by a group of top chefs in Europe. Their purpose was to form a network of chefs committed to quality local food sourcing and to be a voice for the industry to protect Europe’s traditional foods and culinary heritage.

Myrtle Allen of Ballymaloe House was one of the founding members and went on to found Euro-toques Ireland the same year. Euro-toques Ireland lobbies on a variety of food policy issues and is heavily involved in education, focusing on food education for children and skills training for chefs, in addition to organizing food-related events and activities for both industry and the public.

Well-known Euro-toques Ireland members include Paul Flynn, Martin Shanahan, Darina Allen, Rachel Allen, Kevin Thornton, Ross Lewis and Derry Clarke.

 

www.euro-toques.ie

 

About Cooks Academy:

Cooks Academy is one of Ireland’s leading cooking schools.  Specialising in food and wine the Academy’s main objective to provide a platform to give hands on experience to budding cooks and to create great chefs for the future who, through Cooks Academy, gain knowledge and experience with which they can forge careers within the food industry.  Passionate about what they do they work alongside some of Ireland’s top chefs to help develop the best courses possible for people who have an interest and passion in cooking.

Cooks Academy courses are tailored to suit every level of expertise from the novice cook to the chef wishing to up-skill.  Students have the opportunity to learn about world cuisines and techniques as well as molecular gastronomy, dairy, butchery, baking, wines and much, much more. Cooks Academy is an established school which is a credible, focused and quality driven centre of culinary teaching.

Catering for international students and students from all over Ireland, our courses are ideally suited for anyone wishing to up-skill, develop a career in cooking, change career direction, add knowledge to their inherent passion for food, establish a food brand and of course for the enthusiastic amateurs who wish to become exceptional cooks.

JOBS FOR CHEFS #ChefJobsIRL

Commis Chef and Chef de Partie wanted to join our growing team at R-Café and Richy’s Restaurant.

Applicants must be a hands-on operator who wants to work in a busy, proactive and innovative environment.

The ideal candidate needs to be an excellent communicator and work well in a close team environment.

Desirable Skills

  • Experience and references from a similar kitchen environment
  • Flexibility with regard to working hours in order to handle any unexpected requirements.
  • Proven track record working as part of a team

To apply or for more information, please contact us with a CV on 023 8821852, email info@richysbarandbistro.com or call in to us on Wolfe Tone Street.

Richy’s Restaurant & RCafé

Wolfe Tone Street

Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Ph:0238821852

E-mail:info@richysbarandbistro.com

http://www.richysbarandbistro.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richys-Bar-Bistro/104776576265922?ref=hl

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